Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns

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HealthDay News : 25-Oct-2017

The U.S.'s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists is warning against a new trend where babies born by C-section are "seeded" via cotton swabs with vaginal microbes from the mother.

"Vaginal seeding" is growing in popularity because it's thought that babies born through Cesarean-section miss out on certain "helpful" vaginal microbes

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:01 Read more...

Health Tip: Drive Safely in Fog

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HealthDay News : 25-Oct-2017

Navigating in a car or truck during foggy weather can be difficult and downright dangerous.

If you must drive during fog, the National Weather Service offers these safety suggestions:

  • Drive slowly and allow for extra time to reach your destination.
  • Use your car's low-beam lights to make your vehicle more
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:01 Read more...

Timely Tips for First-Degree Burns

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HealthDay News : 24-Oct-2017

First-degree burns are common and many can be treated at home, a dermatologist says.

Unlike second- or third-degree burns, first-degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and often occur after contact with hot surfaces, like a curling iron or a stove. Sunburn can also be a first-degree burn.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:05 Read more...

Health Tip: Keep Your Eyes Healthier

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HealthDay News : 24-Oct-2017

As you grow older, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.

The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests how to keep your eyes healthier:

  • Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and a don a hat with a wide brim when you are outside.
  • Stop
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:05 Read more...

Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office

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HealthDay News : 23-Oct-2017

Avoid the stuffed animals at your pediatrician's office. Or better yet, take your own playthings when your child has a doctor's appointment.

That's one of the tips in updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to prevent the spread of germs in doctors' offices.

The guidelines say waiting rooms

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:13 Read more...

Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study

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HealthDay News : 23-Oct-2017

U.S. government limits on arsenic in drinking water has likely averted hundreds of cases of lung and bladder cancer annually, a new study suggests.

After the Environmental Protection Agency introduced tighter limits on arsenic in public drinking water in 2006, there was a 17 percent decrease in levels of arsenic in

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:14 Read more...

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